BAKSO BAKSO BAKSO!!!! Simple Recipe

23:06 Handini Audita 8 Comments

It has been a while since my departure to the United Kingdom. I miss my country a lot, the people I love, and the food I admire.

One of the food that I miss so much is Bakso. It is a special Indonesian Meatball. What makes it different with any other ordinary meatball is the bouncy texture and the smooth surface. It has a rich flavor of beef and usually being served with beef stock soup, a little bit of rice noodle, and a little bit of egg noodle (yellow noodle).

I asked my mum about the exact way of making Bakso. Unfortunately it seems very difficult since it needs a special machine to mix the mixture. The mixture needs to be extremely cold, so Bakso sellers in Indonesia usually add ice to their mixture. Because of that there is a need to use a very special machine that will be able to be strong enough to mix all the ingredients.

So I try to make an experiment on making the Bakso in a simple "amateur" way without using any special machine. We cannot say we can't before we try! Right????


Surprisingly, GOD LOVES ME SO MUCH...!!!!!!

My first experiment on the Bakso is a total success. Yayyyy.....!!!!!

I did not use any machine. Even no blenders, mixers, or food processor were used in the experiment. Just follow these steps:

250 gr Beef Mince
1 egg
1 tsp garlic powder/garlic paste
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbs salt
2 tbs tapioca starch
1 tbs corn starch
1 tsp baking powder (this will make the meatball bouncy)
1 tsp baking soda (this will make the meatball grow bigger)
a pinch of sugar (it's very optional, but sugar will increase the taste)


How To Make:
1. Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

2. Mix all the mixture until well mixed. Wrap the bowl with a plastic wrap (or put in in a container with a lid). Refrigerate overnight (I make my mixture the night before I make the Bakso soup. But keeping it in the fridge only for a couple of hours is also fine. What's important is just to make sure that the mixture is completely cold).

3. When the mixture is completely cold, prepare a pot. Add water, then bring to boil. After it comes to a boil, turn off the heat (stove). Take out the mixture from the fridge. Shape it like a small ball. Directly put the ball mix into the hot water.

4. After all the mixture has been shaped as a ball in the hot water, turn on the stove again in medium heat, then bring to a boil. Leave to cook for about 5 minutes after it comes to a boil.

5. Lift the Bakso ball. Then use the water as the beef stock for the soup. Just simply add fried garlic and fried onion to the beef stock. Add a bit more of salt and sugar. When the taste is okay, put back the meatball into the beef stock.

6. Prepare your ball with any fillings you like (example: rice noodle or egg noodle). For me, I just put rice. Then, put the bakso and the beef stock into the bowl. Garnish it with some Spring Onions. And there we have it.. The deliciously made BAKSO.. Yummyyyy...


Bon Appetit... ^^

With Love,
Handini Audita


  1. slurp...slurp.... thanks ya Din...


  2. The pictures are making me so hungry on this fasting month. I shouldn't have opened the post. ;p

    I love bakso too! My favorite currently is Bakso Atom's Cheese Bakso.

    How do your friends in the UK like it? Promote our national dish!;)

    keep posting great stuff..



  3. Thanks Naya and Dewi.. One of my proudest reason of being an Indonesian is the ability of my county to produce great unique foods. It is then our job to share it with the world...

    With love,
    Handini Audita

  4. Huaa terima kasih. Dari kemarin udah kepenen (ngidam) bakso! Makasih banget resepnya, bakal saya coba nanti

  5. Barusan bikin!!! Yummy.... Craving bakso in Germany.....

  6. @Tika: Hey Tika.. Glad you like it dear...
    It's a great treat in the cold winter..:)

  7. keren blog nya, ikut pormo yaaa :)
    mencari busana muslim sarimbit untuk keluarga? disini tempat nya
    menerima sistim dropship juga :)